East Cult

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View from above and east (Scale 1m).

Location

Scotland Perth and Kinross Central Scotland NO 07226 42159
Lat 56.56224747   Long -3.51117134

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Plan of the East Cult stone alignment (Source: Allen, J.R., 1881a, 83.

Characteristics

Type: Single Length: 25.5m
No. of stones: 3 Size of stones: Only large
Orientation: 80° Altitude: 203m
Upper end: – Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : Sea View: No
Context:  Stone circle
Notes: Two upright one fallen

Other Information

Public Access:  Yes
Land Status:
Scheduled Ancient Monument: Yes

Identification

Category: Plausible. No doubts have been expressed regarding the prehistoric interpretation of this row.


Illustrations

East Cult drawing-from-allen

View from the east by J. Romilly Allen, 1881, 82. 

East Cult cup-mark-stone-from-allen

The cup-marked stone by J. Romilly Allen, 1881, 84.

Photographs 

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Looking west along the row.

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Looking east along the row (Scale 1m).

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View from above and east. Cup-marked stone in the foreground (Scale 1m).

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View from above and east (Scale 1m).

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The cup-marked stone. View from above and south (Scale 1m).

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View from above and west.

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A triangulation pillar was erected next to the stone row.

A Landscape Reveal?

There are far reaching spectacular views from the row. No landscape reveals exist along the length of the row. However, it may be significant that when approaching the row from the south the distant Grampian Mountains are initially hidden from view suddenly appearing a short distance from the row.

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View from the south. The stones are prominent on the skyline.

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After a few steps the Grampian Mountains emerge behind the row.

Access Information

Car parking near to the row may be available at East Cult Farm. Permission must however be sought at the farmhouse.


Online Resources 

Megalithic Portal     Modern Antiquarian     Canmore     Society of Antiquaries Scotland (pg. 82)

Society of Antiquaries Scotland (pg. 148)

Other References

Allen, J. R., 1881a, ‘Notice of three cup-marked stones, and the discovery of an urn, in Perthshire, Proc Soc Antiq Scot, vol. 15, 1880-81. Pgs. 82-4 plans.
Burl, A., 1993, From Carnac to Callanish – The prehistoric rows and avenues of Britain, Ireland and Brittany, Yale University Press, New York and London, pg. 224.
Coles, F R., 1908, ‘Report on stone circles surveyed in Perthshire – North Eastern section; with measured plans and drawings (obtained under the Gunning Fellowship), Proc Soc Antiq Scot, vol. 42, 1907-8. Page(s): 148-52 figs 48-51.
Ruggles, C.L.N., 1999, Astronomy in prehistoric Britain and Ireland, Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 196-7.
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